The Writer’s Bookshelf: Recommended References and Writing Resources (Episode 25: Discussing “Creating Characters” by Writer’s Digest)

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Welcome back to The Writer’s Bookshelf. If you have no idea what this series is about, then you’re in luck. Today marks our 25th episode, which means you now have 25 opportunities to catch up. Congratulations! (I realize that still doesn’t explain what this series is, but discovery through investigating the archives is half the fun, with the other half being that I outright tell you the answer. But discovery is the weightier half of fun.)

Anyway, this week, we’re discussing character creation at its most fundamental, through the wisdom of a book written by not one, not two, not three, but a bunch of authors, in the form of essays and chapter excerpts from other books, compiled into a single digest of useful information from the masters of writing digests, the editors of Writer’s Digest Books. That book? It’s called Creating Characters. And it’s about what it says.

So, yeah, this one is a can’t-miss. Or, I guess you have free will, so this is one that you shouldn’t miss.

Seriously, check it out. I did. In fact, I checked it out specifically for this series, which hopefully you’ve figured out by now if you’re new to the show.

But again, it’s about creating characters, as the title suggests. And it leaves nothing out. Or, at least nothing you’ll miss.

Okay, the stats follow. Enjoy. And, don’t forget that there’s a video attached. You should watch it.

Creating Characters: The Complete Guide to Populating Your Fiction

From the Editors of Writer’s Digest


Amazon Metadata:

·  Paperback: 352 pages

·  ISBN-10: 1599638762

·  ISBN-13: 978-1599638768

·  Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books (November 1, 2014)

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